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Old 16-12-2010, 15:37   #31
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I think we can all agree it's a bit confused. I heard that in the smaller ports of entry they only have authority to grant 90 days. I usually clear in at Nassau and for the past ten years or so have had no problem getting 180 days. Last year the immigration officer was new and apparently only had authority for 90 days so I got 90 days. I was unaware that the smaller places don't do extensions. I know the person in GT always used to do them. This year I heard they had some problems there as it was a new officer. What the heck, it's the Bahamas. Enjoy!!
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Old 16-12-2010, 15:58   #32
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Rick, didn't you just get to the Bahamas? Any problems?
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Old 16-12-2010, 16:18   #33
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Rick, didn't you just get to the Bahamas? Any problems?

Hate to say this but I'm stuck in a warm condo in Fernandina. So damn cold I haven't got the boat ready. Didn't do anything last week. Waxed her today. Painting the bottom tomorrow. Going to splash on Monday and then, hopefully, we'll be off. It seems to take longer every year, I wonder why.
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Yep, it's been cold here in Texas too. We just got back from Turks & Caicos (by air), and a couple of evenings were in the high 60's.

Considering the issues mentioned here, where will your choice of entry be? Hopefully you will let us know how it goes?

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Once I get to the Bahamas my posting level goes way down but I will try to keep those interested in Bahamas cruising informed. I like to clear in in Nassau. Do a bit of rum shopping and head further south.
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Right now in the Abacos, there is only 2 places to get an extension. They are Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay airport.

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If you get in your boat and go out 15 miles into the stream it gets 15 degrees warmer.
Miami is now 74.
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If you get in your boat and go out 15 miles into the stream it gets 15 degrees warmer.
Miami is now 74.
How do I paint the bottom out there?
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It's an authorized port of entry so the answer should be yes. Haven't been there myself.
Thanks for answering but the answer does not help. I have been through Mayaguana many, many times while heading down island and up island. There is a single little office and usually only one guy in it.
- - My question was directed to anybody who has actually been through Mayaguana since this new "wrinkle" has developed.
- - Totally conjecture, but down island these similar problems arise whenever the Customs and Immigration branches get into a turf war. Normally, Customs is under a different department of a government from the Immigration people. Since jobs are a major "touchy" issue, each side does not want to lose its jobs to the other department. Add in the fact that "island time" exists which means officials "sometimes" show up to work and rarely "on time." So the other department is forced to stamp you in/out or piss you off by making you return later in the day when the immigration folks get bored and come to work. You can expect this at many islands if you spend any time "down island." Rough "rule of thumb" is to not expect to find anybody to check you in until one hour after official office hours begin. Same with departures, always try to check-out at least one hour before the closing of official office hours.
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